Anniversary Round-Up

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We’ve been collecting the anniversary dates of our FB fans the past couple of days, and last count we were at 156. We have nearly 3k fans, so we’re hoping to get a lot more of our readers to respond. If you haven’t added your anniversary yet follow this link to our FB page and do so. We’d appreciate it very much.

All this talk of anniversaries got me thinking about the many things I’ve done for Tom over the years. I love to look at the number we’re celebrating and use it in some way to inspire what I plan. I realize not everyone thinks the way I do, so I thought it might be helpful to make a list of several different numbers and add some creative things you might plan when celebrating that year.

Of course, you can always go with the traditional or modern anniversary gift lists to get ideas, but I like to think more “out of the box.” I can hear Tom adding his hearty AMEN, to that one! 😉

First – celebrate all your firsts: date, kiss, movie, memory, etc.

Fifth – five senses, five vowels, 5K run/walk

Tenth -Make a Top Ten List, Go bowling (10 pins) or play pool

Twelve – Buy a dozen of anything your spouse loves

Thirteen – Make this a lucky celebration–go horseback riding, go to a horse race, eat Irish food, Visit a nice fountain and throw a coin in while making a wish

Fourteen – 14K gold jewelry is a great place to start.

Eighteen – play a round of golf or play miniature golf.

Twenty-One – Your marriage has come of age. Go out together for a night on the town. Plan to meet at a local hotel’s restaurant at a certain time. Act like you don’t know each other and this is your first date. Wear something they haven’t seen before to make it even more special. You could even surprise your date by getting a room. 😉

Twenty-Five – Traditionally called your silver wedding anniversary, make a list of your favorite twenty-five romantic memories you have made together.

Thirty – Often called the big 3 – 0, give your spouse 3 0’s they’ll never forget. Choose from this list: Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Oysters on the half shell, Orgasm, Othello (game or play), Oklahoma (the musical), Orchestra, Opera, Opal jewelry, Opus One (wine), etc. This one works for any year ending in a zero.

Thirty-One – Baskin and Robbins boasts 31 flavors. Enjoy a night out for ice cream together.

What ideas would you add to this list? Share them in the comment section!

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6 Responses to Anniversary Round-Up

  1. Chris says:

    We aren’t on Facebook… Can we add our names here??
    Ed & Chris Jamrozik – August 29, 1992

  2. Brian says:

    16: Give your marriage its driver’s license and take a day trip (or overnight. Or longer.) together in a car.
    The only other significant numbers I can think of would be 23, and I can’t think how you could work Michael Jordan’s jersey number into your anniversary celebration, unless you were big basketball fans. And also 7, which I would do the lucky theme for.
    I’ve always heard of 13 as the UNlucky number. Maybe you could turn that one into the baker’s dozen celebration and do like a bouquet of cake pops (13 of course) and gear all your innuendo towards baking and kitchen double entendres. (“Cookin up something special for tonight!” is the most genteel one I can think to use.) And then frost yourself with pastry toppings or confectioner’s sugar when it’s “go time”. Or Just find some private time when you can interact with your husband wearing nothing but an apron. You know, there’s only 11 months till our 13th anniversary. I should probably get to work now planting some of these ideas in my wife’s head…

    We just celebrated 12 and I started to incorporate the dozen idea. But it was limited here to making a list of a dozen of my favorite memories from the dozen years we’ve been married, one from each year. Didn’t think to get a dozen of anything. Thought about putting each of my dozen memories on a piece of paper in plastic Easter eggs and put them in an egg carton, but ran out of time with all the traveling we’d been doing. And didn’t have any empty egg cartons.

  3. blest wife says:

    Our 34th is coming up in a couple weeks. Any fun ideas for 34?

    • Debi Walter says:

      How wonderful! We were married in 1979 too, February. Lets see…the first thing that comes to mind for 34 is that 3 and 4 are always side by side. One always follows the other when counting. So you could:
      – count the many things you love about leading or following your spouse.
      – plan a day of doing things side by side like take a long walk, roller skating, long ride in the car for a relaxing picnic, or rent a convertible for the day if you’re able.
      – Take a calendar and count 34 days from your anniversary. Make this a surprise romantic day doing something you both enjoy (maybe choose from the side by side idea). You could do this for an entire year every 34 days, but I wouldn’t let them know the plan–except the 34 days part.

      I hope you find these ideas helpful! Congrats on over 3 decades!

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